On a beautiful estate in the equestrian heart of Texas, Haras Dos Cavaleiros is perfecting the art of breeding an exceptional horse: the pure bred Lusitano. We are creating an environment where the Lusitano, heir to an ancient legacy of aristocratic sport and spectacle, is the acknowledged star of a new series of encounters in the modern world of sport, luxury and entertainment. Join us as we explore the possibilities!
More than a decade ago, after getting to know and appreciate several other breeds, our equine journey led us to the Lusitano. This historic breed is the wellspring of what we have come to call “The Luxury Ride.” We fell in love with this fabled breed, one of the oldest in the world, referred to by many aficionados as The Royal Horse of Europe.
We began our breeding program in Mexico with a group of carefully selected stallions and mares acquired from some of the world’s most respected breeders, including:
One of the early successes of our breeding program has been the bay stallion X-perto Dos Cavaleiros. X-perto is a charismatic bay stallion who has won every major award in Mexico, including National Champion in 2004 and 2006 and Best Male born in Mexico in 2009. He was also IALHA Champion Stallion and Champion in Dressage Sport Horse in Hand at The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show in 2011, his first show-ring appearance in the United States.
With the construction of our new ranch in Texas, we are now writing our own history in America. Here, we are keeping alive the legend of the first Lusitano horses, sons of Zephyr, the Greek God of the West Wind. As the story goes, in a certain season in the province of Lusitania (ancient Portugal) Zephyr fertilized a group of mares along the coast near Lisbon. The foals of these mares inherited all the qualities of the West Wind: speed, beauty, strength and nobility. At Haras Dos Cavaleiros, we continue to breed, honor and enjoy these “Sons of the Wind”, the pure bred Lusitano horse.
Our mission is to protect and preserve the lineage of the Lusitano horse, and to enlarge and enrich the local and global equestrian heritage.
It is our privilege to provide inspiration and support for others who love and honor the Lusitano breed. We aim to be a point of reference and source of support in the development and implementation of various means for the enjoyment of the Lusitano horse.
At Haras Dos Cavaleiros, we believe that when we share our love and knowledge of this ancient breed of horse with the public, we are also making the ancient culture of Portugal available to a wider audience. Through equestrian clinics and demonstrations at important shows and events, or through visits to our ranch, we welcome you to enjoy the beauty of these extraordinary horses, nurtured by a landscape created especially for them.